The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual event that takes place in the city of San Fernando in the Philippines in December, just before Christmas. The festival is actually a competition between the creators of giant lanterns.
Usually, one lantern consists of multiple colours and may take different forms. The festival is so popular among natives and tourists that the city of San Fernando is considered to be the Christmas capital of the country. At first, the lanterns were made of simple available materials, such as bamboo. However, the tradition progressed, and the lanterns became bigger and more complicated. Nowadays, this festival is a display of electrical engineering possibilities.